Public Sector Equality Duty
Schools are required to publish information which is updated anually showing how they comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and set at least one equality objective every 4 years. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:
- Remove or minimise disadvantages
- Take steps to meet different needs
- Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low
The Public Sector Equality Duty extends to the following protected characteristics:
- Age (as an employer, not regarding pupils)
- Sexual Orientation
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Gender Reassignment
The Governing Board of Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School has reviewed school development priorities, including pupil outcomes, to help identify any areas of practice that may need further improvement. This information has been used to inform the school’s equality objectives.
The school’s equality objectives 2018 – 2022
- Using Key Stage 1 outcomes as a baseline, to increase boys’ progress scores in reading and writing at the end of Key Stage 2.
- Further increase pupil knowledge and understanding of other faiths to support pupils in appreciating and valuing the difference and diversity in the local community.